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|Also Known As:||Died:||March 9, 1996|
|Born:||January 20, 1896||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||New York City, New York, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Formed a group of children singers called the Peewee Quartet at age eight
Worked as a trick roller-skater, a dance teacher and vaudeville performer from age 14
Teamed with Gracie Allen; performed on Keith and Orpheum vaudeville circuits
Appeared with Allen in 10-minute short film "Lamb Chops", the first of over a dozen shorts for Paramount
"Burns and Allen" show first premiered on radio
Feature film debut, "The Big Broadcast"
Last film before 35-year break from screen, "Honolulu"
"Burns and Allen" show premiered on TV
Began performing as solo comedian after Gracie Allen retired
Gracie Allen died
Returned to screen in "The Sunshine Boys"; won Oscar as Best Supporting Actor
Portrayed the Almighty in "Oh, God"; reprised role in two sequels
Final film, "Radioland Murders"
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